The leader of the white supremacist group Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) (emblem pictured) in South Africa was murdered by his own employees Saturday, April 3.
Eugene TerraBlanche was reported to have been “hacked and bludgeoned” to death on his own farm by two of his workers. The two suspects have turned themselves in to authorities. He was murdered while he was sleeping. Local reports say that the motives may not have been political at all but may be related to wages. No other details have been released.
White supremacy is the belief and promotion that “white people” are superior to people of other racial backgrounds.
AWB is best remembered for its support to not end the apartheid in the nation. TerreBlanche himself was convicted of attempted murder of a black man who was working as a security guard in his farm and for setting his dog against another black man.
His death comes at a crucial time when there has been an increased racial tension in the country and with the 2010 FIFA World Cup just around the corner.